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Fast Facts About Pearls

The most common questions I got when I owned the gallery were about pearls. What are the classes of pearls and how are they different? What classes of pearls are more expensive? Least expensive? What affects the price of pearls? … Continue reading

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Fundamental Shift in Freshwater Pearl Market?

Although it’s extremely difficult to predict market fluctuations, it does appear that fundamental shifts are underway in the freshwater pearl market. As most professional pearl and bead stringers use freshwater pearls in their work, I thought this information may be … Continue reading

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Chinese Freshwater Market Developments

A major article from the New York Times today reflects what pearl and bead stringers have known for some time: that Chinese freshwater pearls are achieving significant quality factors and provide a lower cost alternative to South Seas pearls. More … Continue reading

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